Matthiasson “Tendu” Vermentino 2016: California

Grapes: Vermentino

Region/History Notes: Steve Matthiasson is one of the premier viticultural experts in Napa Valley and I learned more in a 3-hour seminar that he taught than I have in 3 years of studying! His wines are truly stunning and showcase what California is capable of, but with a bit more restraint and subtlety than you typically might find. “Tendu” is his second label that uses fruit from vineyards all throughout California- one of the best values out there!

Tasting Notes: Lemongrass, chamomile, hay, and white flowers swirl up from the glass, with a river rock minerality driving the core of the wine. Clean finish but some weight to it, not boring at all! Pair with seafood, Mediterranean fare, white pizza